Importance of Deity worship and devotee Association–SP

May 1, 2014 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

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730429SB.LA Lectures
Krsna is living everywhere–that is, that is the vision of the higher devotees.
Actually He’s living, but still, because we are in the lower
condition, we should know that here is Krsna in the temple. Krsna is
everywhere, but for us, because we have no such vision to see Krsna
anywhere and everywhere, therefore we should come here in the temple
and see Krsna, “Here is Krsna. Krsna has kindly appeared here in a
manner in which I can see Him. That is Krsna’s mercy.” That is temple.
We cannot see… Krsna has completely spiritual body, but we have no
eyes to see what is that spiritual body. Sac-cid-ananda-vigraha. We
are accustomed to see this material, jada, gross things. We can see
stone, we can see metal, we can see wood. We can see all these
material elements. But Krsna is everything. Therefore to be visible to
our imperfect eyes, Krsna has appeared in the stone form, but Krsna is
not stone. It is not that we are worshiping stone; we are worshiping
Krsna.
But because we cannot see except stone, therefore Krsna has
kindly appeared in the form carved from the stone. This is the
conclusion.

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